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  • The Book of Tea | Okakura Kakuzo

    The Book of Tea

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Okakura Kakuzo
    • Narrated By Ken Cohen
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    The Book of Tea is much more than a book about tea. It's a celebration of the arts and culture of Japan, and a portrait of tea ceremony, the "Way of Tea", as the pinnacle of Japanese spirituality and artistic life. Written in 1906 by Kakuzo Okakura, curator of Chinese and Japanese Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a noted scholar and art critic, this modern classic traces the history of tea from its early medicinal uses in China, through the development of Chinese tea culture, and finally to the role of tea in Japanese Zen, culture, and politics.

    DanielA says: "A moving narration of The Book of Tea"
  • The Book of Tea | Kazuko Okakura

    The Book of Tea

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kazuko Okakura
    • Narrated By Nicholas Tekoski
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    Here is a minor classic of the Orient. It is perhaps the most entertaining, most charming explanation and interpretation of traditional Japanese culture in terms of the tea ceremony. First published in 1906, it traces the custom from its roots in Taoism to its role as a Zen meditative discipline.

    Tina54 says: "From a fan of drinking TEA; and exploring authenti"
  • The Tea Planter's Bride: The India Tea Series, Book 2 | Janet MacLeod Trotter

    The Tea Planter's Bride: The India Tea Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Janet MacLeod Trotter
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
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    When Sophie is suddenly orphaned at the age of six, she is taken from her parents' tea plantation, the only home she has ever known, to be raised halfway across the world in Scotland. As the years pass and her exotic childhood becomes a distant memory, adventurous Sophie finds refuge in her friendship with her kind, shy cousin, Tilly. It is no surprise when the girls follow each other to India to embark on new adventures, new lives and new loves.

  • Tea with the Black Dragon: Black Dragon, Book 1 | R. A. MacAvoy

    Tea with the Black Dragon: Black Dragon, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By R. A. MacAvoy
    • Narrated By Megan Hayes
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    Martha Macnamara knows that her daughter, Elizabeth, is in trouble; she just doesn't know what kind. Mysterious phone calls from San Francisco at odd hours of the night are the only contact she has had with Elizabeth for years. Now, Elizabeth has sent her a plane ticket and reserved a room for her at San Francisco's most luxurious hotel. Yet she has not tried to contact Martha since she arrived, leaving her lonely, confused, and a little bit worried. Into the story steps Mayland Long, a distinguished-looking and wealthy Chinese man who lives at the hotel and is drawn to Martha's good nature and ability to pinpoint the truth of a matter.

    Ellen says: "My favorite dragon book"
  • Sweet Tea at Sunrise: Sweet Magnolias Series, Book 6 | Sherryl Woods

    Sweet Tea at Sunrise: Sweet Magnolias Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
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    Emotionally wounded single mom Sarah Price has come home to Serenity, South Carolina, for a fresh start. With support from her two best friends – the newest generation of Sweet Magnolias – she can face any crisis. But sometimes a woman needs more than even treasured friends can provide. Sexy Travis McDonald may be exactly what Sarah’s battered self-confidence requires.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Author - AWFUL Narrator"
  • Sweet Tea and Secrets: An Adams Grove Novel, Book 1 | Nancy Naigle

    Sweet Tea and Secrets: An Adams Grove Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nancy Naigle
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
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    Not much happens in Adams Grove, Virginia, where the worst crime to hit the small town in a decade was hunters bagging too many deer. So when word gets out about a break-in over at Pearl Clemmons’s place, the townsfolk go on high alert, locking their doors and firing up the rumor mill. Pearl’s granddaughter Jill certainly has enough on her plate, what with tending to Pearl’s estate and coming face-to-face with sexier-than-sin Garrett Malloy. Also known as: The Man Who Broke Her Heart.

    Lynne Hatter says: "Narrator is awful"
  • A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn: Wysteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 2 | Patrice Greenwood

    A Sprig of Blossomed Thorn: Wysteria Tearoom Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrice Greenwood
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
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    Notorious for failed relationships. Ellen Rosings knows that's true of cops. Detective Tony Aragon has even said it about himself, or something like it. Despite her misgivings, she is drawn to him, but can he reach past a cop's cynicism to trust her? As summer surrounds her Wisteria Tearoom in the beauty of a lush rose garden, death overshadows the tearoom a second time. Maria Garcia - a venerable member of the Santa Fe Rose Guild - breathes her last in the tearoom's front parlor, throwing Ellen into a morass of doubt and conjecture. Was it murder, or merely misfortune?

    Helen Palma says: "live and learn"
  • The Tea Planter's Daughter: The India Tea Series, Book 1 | Janet MacLeod Trotter

    The Tea Planter's Daughter: The India Tea Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Janet MacLeod Trotter
    • Narrated By Sarah Coomes
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    Lush, green, fragrant: the Indian hills of Assam are full of promise. But eighteen-year-old Clarissa Belhaven is full of worry. The family tea plantation is suffering, and so is her father, still grieving over the untimely death of his wife, while Clarissa's fragile sister, Olive, needs love and resourceful care. Beautiful and headstrong, Clarissa soon attracts the attention of young, brash Wesley Robson, a rival tea planter.

  • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith

    Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
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    When she asks her dependable husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, to fix her tiny white van, Precious Ramotswe fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern. And so he does. But this will not do. So Precious tries to track her beloved van down - and learns it has already been stolen from its new owner.

    Carl says: "Fun Like Always"
  • TEAS Audio Study Guide: Test of Essential Academic Skills Study Guide, Science Edition | Morgan Anderson

    TEAS Audio Study Guide: Test of Essential Academic Skills Study Guide, Science Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Morgan Anderson
    • Narrated By Colin Fluxman
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    Our study guide is written by exam experts and will be an invaluable tool in aiding your study. This edition has 48 practice questions and accompanying answers related to the science portion of the TEAS exam. This is, without a doubt, the TEAS study guide that you need! The audio edition is a great resource that we are especially proud of that can help you study despite having a busy life. Simply play it while stuck in traffic or working out or in any other situation!

  • Royal Tea: The Chronicles of Kerrigan Book 4 | W. J. May

    Royal Tea: The Chronicles of Kerrigan Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By W. J. May
    • Narrated By Sarah Ann Masse
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    The Queen of England has requested the help of the Privy Council. Someone is trying to kill her son's fiancé. The HRH Prince plans to marry a commoner, and his bride has a secret no one knows but the Privy Council. She has a tattoo. When the Privy Council turns to Rae for help, she can't possibly say no; not even when they make Devon her partner for this assignment. They are to pose as a couple and work undercover, as bodyguards, to protect the soon to be Princess of Wales.

    Amazon Customer says: "great story"
  • Ming Tea Murder | Laura Childs

    Ming Tea Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Laura Childs
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
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    Normally Theodosia wouldn't attend a black tie affair for all the tea in China. But she can hardly say no to her hunky, handsome boyfriend Max, who directs public relations for the Gibbes Museum in Charleston. Max has organized an amazing gala opening for an exhibit of a genuine 18th century Chinese teahouse, and the crème de la crème of Charleston society is invited.

    Jeannette C. Cravy says: "Tea shop books"
  • Wild Mint Tea: A Farm Fresh Romance Book 2 | Valerie Comer

    Wild Mint Tea: A Farm Fresh Romance Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Valerie Comer
    • Narrated By Becky Doughty
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    Local-foods chef Claire Halford envisions turning Green Acres Farm into an event destination. Weddings prove trickier than she imagined when the first one comes with a ruggedly handsome brother-of-the-bride, who has everything but a fixed address. Oh, and faith in God.

    Trixie says: "Wild Mint Tea"
  • Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition | Greg Mortenson

    Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Greg Mortenson
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni, Vanessa Redgrave
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    This young readers edition of the worldwide best seller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg's 12-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.

    Logo says: "Inspiring"
  • The Tea Rose | Jennifer Donnelly

    The Tea Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
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    East London, 1888 - a city apart. A place of shadow and light where thieves, whores, and dreamers mingle, where children play in the cobbled streets by day and a killer stalks at night, where bright hopes meet the darkest truths. Here, by the whispering waters of the Thames, Fiona Finnegan, a worker in a tea factory, hopes to own a shop one day, together with her lifelong love, Joe Bristow, a costermonger's son. With nothing but their faith in each other to spur them on, Fiona and Joe struggle, save, and sacrifice to achieve their dreams.

    Booker D says: "The Tea Rose"
  • The Book of Tea | Okakura Kakuzo

    The Book of Tea

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Okakura Kakuzo
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo is a long essay linking the role of tea (teaism) to the aesthetic and cultural aspects of Japanese life. Addressed to a western audience, it was originally written in English and is one of the great English tea classics. Okakura had been taught at a young age to speak English and was proficient at communicating his thoughts to the Western mind. In his book, he discusses such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of tea and Japanese life.

    Paula says: "Two hours of nothing but music at the end"
  • Steeped in Evil | Laura Childs

    Steeped in Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Laura Childs
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
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    Theodosia Browning has never considered herself a wine connoisseur - tea has always been her forte. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to pass up an invitation to a fancy wine-tasting party at the upscale Knighthall Winery, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. But a sweet evening takes on a bitter aftertaste when a dead body is discovered in one of the wine barrels. The son of proprietor Jordan Knight has been murdered.

    Anne says: "Southern book needs a better narrator"
  • Scones & Bones: A Tea Shop Mystery | Laura Childs

    Scones & Bones: A Tea Shop Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Laura Childs
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
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    Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is lured into attending the Heritage Society's "Pirates and Plunder" soiree. But it's an antique diamond skull ring that gets plundered by someone who murders a history intern in the process. Theodosia knows she'll have to whet her investigative skills to find the killer among a raft of suspects.

    Sheila says: "Murder for Nothing"
  • Tea Cleanse - 7 Day Tea Cleanse: Improve Health, Boost Your Metabolism, and Lose Weight in One Week with the Detox Tea Cleanse Diet | Kylie Young

    Tea Cleanse - 7 Day Tea Cleanse: Improve Health, Boost Your Metabolism, and Lose Weight in One Week with the Detox Tea Cleanse Diet

    • UNABRIDGED (45 mins)
    • By Kylie Young
    • Narrated By Millian Quinteros
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    The tea cleanse has been used for ages all over the world, and has been proven time after time to be very effective. This diet will help you to lose weight, boost your metabolism through the roof, and help your body get rid of excess toxins by cleaning your system down to the core. With an easy-to-follow plan, this audiobook is all you need to start the perfect tea cleanse that would show you results as quick as seven days!

  • Murder, She Wrote: Coffee, Tea, or Murder? | Jessica Fletcher,Donald Bain

    Murder, She Wrote: Coffee, Tea, or Murder?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain
    • Narrated By Cynthia Darlow
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    When Cabot Cove's own Wayne Silverton wants to debut his new airline, he invites Jessica Fletcher and other locals on the inaugural flight from Boston to London. Jessica is thrilled for the opportunity to visit a dear friend, Scotland Yard inspector George Sutherland. But the reunion hits turbulence when George is called to the airport to investigate the apparent murder of Wayne Silverton.

    chris says: "if you like Murder She Wrote ..."
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